On Being with Krista Tippett is a Peabody and Webby award-winning public radio program and podcast that takes up the great animating questions of human life: What does it mean to be human? And how do we want to live? From science to religion, the environment to the arts, Krista and guests explore meaning, faith, and ethics amid the changes that define 21st century cultural life.
For over a decade, the French-American anthropologist Scott Atran has been listening to the hopes and dreams of young people from Indonesia to Egypt. He explores the human dynamics of what we analyze as "breeding grounds for terrorism" - why some young people become susceptible to them and others, in the same circumstances, do not. His work sheds helpful light on the question on so many of our minds as we watch horrific news of the day: How could this happen - and how could we possibly help transform it?
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"In recent years, she's delved into the fact that children in every language and culture studied by linguists have huge animal vocabularies. She's puzzling, these days, over what that says about us as human beings. … Alone among the creatures, as Jean Berko Gleason puts it, we are able to reflect, to be conscious of ourselves, and to comment on that."